Instructional Professor (open rank) in Data Science

UChicago Data Science Institute - The University of Chicago
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The University of Chicago: Physical Sciences Division


The University of Chicago invites applications from Data Science educators for the position of Instructional Professor (open rank). The selected candidate will be appointed as Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications. The appointment will be for a term of up to five years, renewable. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits. This position is expected to begin on September 1, 2022. 

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

The University of Chicago is implementing an ambitious plan for research and education in Data Science including new academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and new cross-disciplinary research programs. The Data Science Institute ( is a collaboration among the Department of Computer Science (, the Department of Statistics (, and other units on campus. We particularly seek individuals who can help us fulfill our educational objectives in data science. General position responsibilities include teaching (average teaching load is two courses per quarter in the fall, winter and spring quarters), potential for non-classroom instructional or service duties, and professional development. Appointments will be made in either department, jointly between Statistics and Computer Science, or jointly with another department in the University.

The Departments of Computer Science and Statistics and the Data Science Institute are dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive community that welcomes, respects, and supports everyone, including those from underrepresented and marginalized groups. They are home to a diverse community of educators and researchers focused on advancing the foundations of statistics and computing, and driving their most advanced applications. The larger data science community at the University of Chicago includes the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Argonne National Laboratory.


By the time of hire candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD in statistics, computer science, or some field of mathematics or science where data science concepts play an important role. Prior college teaching experience, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, is required. Candidates who are qualified to teach undergraduate courses in data science or machine learning are preferred.

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UChicago Data Science Institute - The University of Chicago

The Data Science Institute (DSI) executes the University of Chicago’s bold, innovative vision of Data Science as a new discipline by advancing interdisciplinary research, partnerships with industry, government, and social impact organizations, and holistic data science education.

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